When you graph the function (x^4)-2, the graph crosses the x axis at two points and forms one big flat trough. Since the graph is of degree 4, and has two (symmetric) roots(zeros) I would have assumed that each zero is of multiplicity 2. But I thought that a graph does not cross the x-axis at even-multiplicity zeros, but in this case, they do?
Could somebody please help me out and provide some surefire general rules for cases like this. Thanks in advance.